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Who Do You Think You Are - December 14, 2020

"Who Do You Think You Are?" Perhaps you have been asked that in your life by relatives, friends, or even enemies. I hope you know who you are. Actually you are a new creation -- and more.
Tablets and Genesis - December 1, 2020

"Genesis: Twelve Eyewitness Reports and Genealogies" is this month's Doctrinal article. This article tells how evidence internal to the Book of Genesis gives confidence to the eye-witness nature and origin of accounts in Genesis × all before Moses.
Miracle Behind the Miracle - November 14, 2020

In a proclamation to his empire, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon tells of a miracle God did to him, told in Daniel chapter 4.
When Did Isaiah Die? - November 1, 2020

The prophet Isaiah was a major figure involved in events during the reigns of four kings of Judah (Isaiah 1:1). King Hezekiah was the last king that Isaiah ministered to. Hezekiah's son Manasseh as a young boy likely heard Isaiah's teaching in public, and in private with his father. Manasseh was 12 years old when Hezekiah died, and Isaiah died before Hezekiah.
Who Selects the U.S. President - October 15, 2020

This Commentary is an expanded reprint of an October 7, 2004 Commentary. It is as relevant now as it was 16 years ago. I choose to vote because I want to see if I agree with God's sovereign choice.
How Our Civilization Started - October 1, 2020

"The Prophetic Birth of Our Civilization" is the title of the October 2020 article. It shows how God sent out the prophet Jeremiah to announce to the nations (their rulers and the people) that a new era of man soon would begin. It seems that Jeremiah traveled to the nations God told him to visit, as mentioned in the Book of Jeremiah. He was given messages from YHWH for each people, group, and kingdom.
Missing Children Rescued - September 15, 2020

The U.S. Marshals Service issued a press release August 27, 2020: "US Marshals Find 39 Missing Children in Georgia in 'Operation Not Forgotten'." This rescue operation demonstrates the enormity of human trafficking of children. God will punish those who commit such evil crimes.
Suffer the Little Children - September 1, 2020

This month's article is "Human Sacrifice in Scripture." The "September 2020 Newsletter" introduces the article. Human sacrifice and ritual murder begin in Genesis, proceed through the Old and New Testaments, and end in Revelation. Only when all the biblical evidence is presented can you begin to comprehend the full horror of Israel's sin of human sacrifice --- and most of the victims were children.
Current Events and Psalm 83 - August 15, 2020

Important events have occurred recently in the Near East. They may be setting the stage to establish the nations and peoples described in Psalm 83.
Enfleshment of the Body - August 1, 2020

In this month's article "Israel and Judah: 38. Hezekiah's Reign Ends," I note that the word "enfleshment" does exist and is in dictionaries. It is the noun form of the verb "enflesh" which Webster's Dictionary defines "to clothe with or as if with flesh." Your body is flesh. The fetus that became your body was "enfleshed" separately from your mother while in the womb. You did not become a "living soul" until you took your first breath, just like Adam.
Every Person in the Bible Is Dead - July 15, 2020

When I watch old movies I think "Everyone in this movie is dead." Likewise, understand that every person mentioned in the Bible is STILL dead, and not alive with immortal soul or spirit. They do not exist. That is what dead means. Christ is the only human being who died that has immortality now.
Pigs In the Water - July 1, 2020

This month's article is "Spirits Can Die." I briefly introduce the article in the "July 2020 Newsletter," but I also discuss underutilized features in the ASK Website. In this Commentary I focus on the unclean spirits of the Gergesenes (or Gadarenes) demoniacs.
Bending the Knee - June 14, 2020

"Bending the Knee" is the June 14, 2020 Commentary. In Scriptures "bending the knee" indicates submission to power.
End Time in Daniel - June 1, 2020

The article this month is, "End Time? Not Yet!" It is introduced by the "June 2020 Newsletter." This Commentary presents information in the Book of Daniel that is dealt with only briefly in the article. I will give a quick review of Dr. Martin's 1984/1989 information combined into a single article, "Matters of Prophecy in Daniel."
Lincoln and Universal Salvation, Part 2 - May 16, 2020

In Part 2 I examine more evidence that Abraham Lincoln believed in the biblical teaching of universal salvation.
Your Resurrection; Paul's Comparisons - May 1, 2020

"Your Resurrection; Paul's Comparisons" is the May 1, 2020 Commentary. It shows interesting comparisons made by the Apostle Paul that relate directly to you and your resurrection when Christ returns. Then read the "May 2020 Newsletter" introduces the article for May 2020, "The Ten Commandments."
Lincoln and Universal Salvation, Part 1 - April 16, 2020

"Lincoln and Universal Salvation, Part 1" gives evidence that Abraham Lincoln believed no one would go to an eternal hell. Such a belief likely sustained him during his presidency throughout the Civil War.
Death and the Threat of Death - April 1, 2020

The article for April 2020 is "The Laws of God," introduced by the "April 2020 Newsletter." Now let us go to the subject of this Commentary. Several events are common to every human. Birth, a period of life, and death are shared experiences by every descendant of Adam and Eve. This Commentary discusses how threats of death focus the attention of a person's life.
God Controls Events, and the Virus - March 15, 2020

God controls nations and their boundaries (Acts 17:26). He also controls what happens in those countries, such as the current Coronavirus running throughout the world. This virus is NOT an event of the End Times as indicated by Jesus.
Barbarians At the Gate - March 1, 2020

This month's article is "Israel and Judah: 37. Hezekiah and God's Salvation," introduced by the "March 2020 Newsletter." They both involve the events during the time of King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah; and the siege of Jerusalem by Assyrian King Sennacherib and his army. There appeared to be no hope for those in the city because most of the Kingdom of Judah had been conquered.
Was Daniel a Eunuch? - February 15, 2020

Some question that Daniel was a eunuch, but verses in Second Kings, Isaiah, Daniel, and Jeremiah show Daniel was certainly a eunuch. Read and find out why.
Religious Persecution Today - February 1, 2020

Violent religious persecution was widespread in ancient times, in the time of Christ, and religious persecution is increasing in the world today, especially persecution toward Christians.
Wise Words from a Comedian - January 15, 2020

"Wise Words from a Comedian" is the January 15, 2020 Commentary. Similar to Ecclesiastes, comedian George Carlin's words tell us the conditions of life today.
Water to Solomon's Temple - January 1, 2020

This Commentary discusses how water was transported to YHWH's Temple in Jerusalem. How did that water get to the Temple? The ASK article for January 2020 is "A Fountain in the Temple, 10 Historical Proofs." For an introduction to the subject read the "January 2020 Newsletter."

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